HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED
B I R D I E O T T is a nature-inspired art line established in 2014 by Murphy Munday, based in New York.
"From as early as I can remember, I have always found inspiration in nature. Collecting pockets and backpacks full of nature treats along the way while hiking, camping, or kayaking outdoors, I’ve ended up with quite a collection of sticks, nests, and rocks from around the world.
While on a hike along the Delaware River in 2014, I came across several uniquely textured sticks and later learned that they had been de-barked by beavers for nutrition. I became obsessed and couldn’t collect enough. A couple months later, the idea hit me to create well-crafted arrows out of these beautiful beaver sticks.
Using self-foraged materials as much as possible, I love to create these wildlife sculptures, each with a distinct design element. Every piece is bound and decorated with 100% cotton Japanese thread waxed with beeswax and features a small "MM" burned signature.
My hope is that my craft will bring a peaceful, natural element to your life."